Miami, FL – XXXTENTACION’s legal woes keep getting more complicated. After finding himself behind bars again last Friday (December 15) on seven new felony charges, the controversial figure was hit with eight more regarding witness tampering.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, the alleged tampering took place in October 2016 around the time he was arrested for domestic abuse. While X was locked up, he made phone calls that were recorded and produced the evidence for these new charges.
X is being held without bail and his phone privileges have been revoked. His next court date is scheduled for January 24.
(The original version of this article was published on December 15, 2017 and can be found below.)
The new counts, which are all felonies, reportedly include different degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment.
As reported earlier this month, X’s legal team submitted a document claiming his ex-girlfriend – who he allegedly assaulted when she was pregnant with his child last year – no longer wanted him to be prosecuted. But those overseeing the case told the judge they didn’t believe the statement was legitimate, thus leading prosecutors to pursue charges of witness tampering and witness harassment, which — out of all of his charges — carry the stiffest legal penalties.
At a hearing in Miami-Dade County on Friday morning, the judge told X he’d violated his bond from his initial arrest and the 17 rapper was sent straight to jail. He’s reportedly being held without bail.
X is facing a bevy of charges, including aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. If convicted, he faces decades in prison.